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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Let's Make a Deal

I'm so ashamed! After three weeks in hospital, I finally was able to return to our pulpit, only to find myself singing! Singing! Me!

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Let's Make a Deal by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Family Feuds

Fights within a family are often the bitterest sorts of disagreements, leaving scars for decades. We are currently in one such fight -- a feud between two of the great Abrahamic pillars of faith -- Christianity and Islam. We are family, but you wouldn't know it from the way we act. Indeed, our national dialogue was troubled by the refusal of the Obama administration to use the phrase "Islamic terrorism". Nevertheless the term has become so ingrained that we cannot hear "Islamic" without thinking "terrorism". It is as if we had permitted the KKK to speak for Christianity.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Family Feuds by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof, the mass murderer and white supremacist, may be the most evil person of our contemporary environment. He's 22 years old. I have a belt older than that.

If you ever wanted to hear a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister preach about a mass murderer from a text by Fredrich Nietzsche in a Presbyterian Church, here's your chance.

 Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Dylann Roof by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Refugee

In the Gospel According to Matthew we learn of the flight to Egypt. Mary, Joseph and little Jesus share the experience of uncounted families in the Middle East today who flee for their lives.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Refugee by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Gold Beneath the Tinsel

We've attached so many well-loved traditions to Christmas, hung tinsel on it, if you will, that it is hard to find the gold beneath the tinsel without feeling that we've ignored something in our traditions that is important. Our traditions ARE important, but they are not THE important thing.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Uncomfortable Christianity by clicking HERE for audio or  HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Just Joe

Sometimes, we get ourselves so involved in what is right that we can not see what is good. The story of Joseph shows us with startling clarity that righteousness often involves turning from the "right" thing in order to do the good thing.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Just Joe by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Cost of Prophesy

What do Isaiah ben Amoz, John the Baptist, the Standing Rock Sioux and 3,000 Armed Forces veterans have in common?

 Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Cost of Prophesy by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.